Is Spiriva Handihaler a steroid?
Spiriva contains only one medicine, tiotoprium, which is a long-acting compound that opens up the tubes in the lung by relaxing the smooth muscles found in the respiratory tract. Inhaled steroids work directly in the lungs but there is the possibility of experiencing steroid side effects in the body.
COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. SPIRIVA RESPIMAT and SPIRIVA HANDIHALER also reduce the likelihood of flare-ups (COPD exacerbations). SPIRIVA RESPIMAT, 1.25 mcg, is a long-term, once-daily, prescription maintenance treatment of asthma for people 6 years and older.
- Advair contains a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
- Stiolto Respimat is a combination of Spiriva Respimat and Striverdi Respimat, with the same two active ingredients. Tiotropium bromide (Spiriva Respimat) is an anticholinergic, which relaxes the airways and helps keep them open.
- The Ventolin inhaler is a type of reliever used for the treatment of asthma. You can order Ventolin, a prescription only medicine that contains the bronchodilator salbutamol, from our clinic safely and securely. Ventolin inhalers are blue and come in the standard Evohaler shape.
Updated: 2nd October 2019